I did the trip solo and had some hiking goals on the Minnesota side, but due to rain, was only able to accomplish the hike up to the top and down the side of Shovel Point. From there, I spent my second night at the historic Naniboujou Lodge – what a treat. I then stayed in Thunder Bay and ventured to Kakabeka Falls and explored some of the historic Finnish spots in town. I had to make a mad dash to get to Wawa from there and then to the UP (which was in spectacular color). My last night was spent in Ashland and I explored the Amnicon Falls near Superior as my last tourist spot. Celebrated 60 on the last day also and was treated to dinner at the Duluth Grill!
Robyn Owings, Coon Rapids, Minnesota